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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jun 20, 2004 5:25am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: 1945 vs 1994 (A canadian Hockey perspective)

I am amazed at this film for one reason, it just goes to show you how little things have changed.
When I watched this, I was immediately thinking of the Stanley Cup Riots that gripped my hometown, Vancouver BC in 1994. It started out inncocently enough, people whooping it up on the street, people hanging out of cars etc. Until some people made it ugly, then mass rioting took place resulting in looting, fires and so on. So this film resonated with me.

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Poster: summerseve Date: Jun 23, 2004 12:21am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: 1945 vs 1994 (A canadian Hockey perspective)

I think "civilization" is a very thin veil. When that veil is lifted, whether in a celebration or a riot, people's true nature is revealed. Sane people act as before, with respect and compassion for others. People whose anger is only held in check by the "rules" go wild, destroying things and hurting people.
Don't you think?

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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 23, 2004 7:56am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: 1945 vs 1994 (A canadian Hockey perspective)

THe veil of civilisation has certainly been lifted in my home city of Adelaide.In recent days, the crimes against children scandal has engulfed the city with mass arrests ,resignation of the leading church official and at least one suicide. While in the adjacent city of Melbourne, the talk is mainly of the gangland murders and police corruption which are making Al Capone,s 1920,s Chicago look like child,s play.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jun 23, 2004 10:56am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: 1945 vs 1994 (A canadian Hockey perspective)

The other bit of civilization stripped away in this film -- decency towards those who are different from you. I can't be the only person to notice that the looters seemed to be all white, and many of the looted businesses were Chinese owned.

This film gets more depressing the more I think about it. "Greatest Generation" my foot!

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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 23, 2004 8:39pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: the most STUPID war time RIOT

For stupid war time rioting ,the following incident must rank highly. It has been called"the battle of brisbane"
and occurred on the night of 26th November 1942. The riot lasted 3 hours and it was Australian soldiers fighting American soldiers.One soldier was shot dead and there were many injuries.

This post was modified by cashel on 2004-06-24 03:39:32

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jun 20, 2004 8:36am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: 1945 vs 1994 (A canadian Hockey perspective)

I was just about to comment on how much this made me think of modern-day riots after sports events.

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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 22, 2004 9:10pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: 1945 vs 1994 (A canadian Hockey perspective)

The Canadian rioters were hoodlums.I would characterise them as over-educated(they are immature and have stopped learning) with no sense of achievement and suffering intense boredom. However I may be wrong, they be fine technocrats and our future leaders.

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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 20, 2004 6:31am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: 1945 vs 1994 (A canadian Hockey perspective)

I went to the CBC Archives web site and downloaded a 1994 tv broadcast (5 minutes) showing riot scenes and the new computer system designed to capture future suspects. Interesting.